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Israel closes West Bank for Jewish holiday

March 24, 2013 9:41 P.M. (Updated: March 24, 2013 9:41 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli army will impose a general closure of the West Bank during the Jewish holiday of Passover, the army said Sunday.

The West Bank will be closed from midnight Sunday until midnight Tuesday, the army said in a statement.

"Persons in need of medical attention, humanitarian aid or exceptional cases will be permitted to pass for care, with the authorization of the Civil Administration," the army added.
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